Skechers Women's Shape-Ups Metabolize Women's Fitness Shoe
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- Shape Up fitness walking shoe
- Outer Material: Nubuck
- Inner Material: Synthetic
- Sole: Synthetic
- Closure: Laces
- Heel Type: Wedge Heel
- Material Composition: The main material is composition leather
- Shoe Width: Regular
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Shape Up fitness walking shoe
How it works
Designed to improve your life by changing the way you walk, Shape Ups feature a unique, soft kinetic wedge insert and dynamic rolling bottom to simulate walking barefoot on a giving surface that gives, such as sand. With the comfort of Shape Ups, you will feel your heel sink to the ground as you step, roll forward as your weight shifts to its center, and push off with your toes. This movement will result in stronger leg, buttock, back, and abdominal muscles as you stabilize your steps. Due to this unconventional matter of walking, we suggest that you moderate your walking routine in Shape Ups for the first week or two (25 to 45 minutes per day), depending on your level of fitness. As you continue to wear Shape Ups, your body will adjust to this new method of walking. You will find it easy and comfortable while still enjoying the strengthening and cardiovascular benefits.
Shape up while you stand
Conventional footwear does not provide proper support or aide in correct posture for long periods of standing. With Shape Ups, the simulation of soft ground will ease the stress on your joints, promote correct posture, and strengthen selected muscles as you naturally work to keep your centre of balance. To properly stand in your Shape Ups, stand upright and find your center of balance with your feet parallel and hip-distance apart.
Shape up while you walk
To walk correctly in Shape Ups, step forward with the middle section of your heel hitting the ground first. This should give you the feeling of walking on soft ground. Roll forward onto the ball of your food and then the flat part of your toes. Your stance should not be as wide as you walk. Your front foot should still be under your body, giving you a natural and comfortable step. This rhythmic and easy gait will help you maintain your balance. For maximum benefit, strike heel first. Then roll forward.
Get in the routine
As you walk in Shape Ups, be aware of the position of your shoes and ankles. Your ankles should not roll or bend inward, but remain parallel. The position of your back and neck should be straight. Do not look down; look ahead to where you are going. This will keep your posture straight, resulting in tightening of your back and stomach muscles, and the lengthening of your body into a leaner line. Exaggerated movements are part of some walking routines (such as knee raises), but with Shape Ups, your movements should be fluid and smooth. While a natural pace is best for everyday walking, we suggest you switch up your gait -- slowing down to focus on your steps, or kicking it up a notch to get your blood flowing.
Shape Ups are designed to:
Top Customer Reviews
They are a really good fit. I normally take a six but have noticed that with cheaper trainers I have sometimes been having to take a 7 but these size sixes fit me perfectly. No heel rubbing right from the beginning. Excellent!
They are really easy to walk with and you don't feel at all wobbly..it just feels natural. My legs definitely feel more tired after walking in them, just as if you had been walking in sand but you don't have that slow motion effect that you get if you are really walking in sand.
I have been walking my dogs 2-3 times a day in them and I do feel more tired in the evening and sleeping well. I have not had any muscle aches and pains but am very used to walking and have built the time up which it recommends in the booklet.
Finally, the best thing is that these shoes give me an extra two inches in height which is terrific for a 5'4" shortie. I am walking tall and feel good in these shoes. They remind me a bit of my old cork soled platform heels which I wore in the 70s.
I don't know if I will lose any weight but the fact I seem to be expending more energy makes me think that I may well do.
Would thoroughly recommend.
All this aside, the time I took trying them out, they do seem to do what they say on the box. I walked around the house in them in the manner described in the instructions and found that they were indeed making my lower leg, thigh and buttock muscles do more work as well as making me assume correct posture. I think that if I had been able to use them they would have been fantastic. My partner Ian tried them briefly and decided that he would probably purchase a pair himself in the near future.
My first review:
Fair enough, it works but its coming apart: I decided to buy this item based on the adverts and reviews that I saw. I'm generally a UK size 6 but these shoes must come a lot bigger as my feet swim within it, even with padded socks.
Question to ask, does it work? I definitely feel the repercussions of a work out after wearing these shoes, especially when I'm walking all day. It looks decent and I tend to wear it at work.
The main reason for giving it a bad review is because its coming apart and I've been wearing it for less than 2 months.
It was posted swiftly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good delivery times and packaging. I bought this as a gift for my just over middle aged mum as the ones she had were well in need of the bin but was reluctant to as they were ones... Read morePublished 1 month ago by SD
Really love these shoes I went a size smaller than I usually am based on other reviews (usually 7 went for 6. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sophie Hales
The usual Skechers quality and roomy fit. The rocking motion does make you stand up straight and walking feels good ! Read morePublished 3 months ago by wally
Perfect fit and you can certainly feel your buttocks working as you walk!Published 4 months ago by Claire Kent
NIce shoes but too long and a bit heavy. Also too hard for me to lace up with arthritic hands.Published 4 months ago by maureen davidson